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the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices are a
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
if there is a chance to put this big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were very close to having this deal last week, that in many ways this speech was almost a post-mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen and no matter what happens here at the end of the day the debt ceiling is probably going to go up, nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats who said to me would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he calls republican activism, so much so that we hear capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail representatives. it sounds like he spooked main street. will he also speak wall street? >> no, wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators from 9:05 and 9:20, then i came right back. nobody is buying the panic or skyrocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are prepare for a default. >> there's a possibility that we could default. it will be short term.
. >>> the white house is getting ready for its big debt ceiling summit later today. this morning we are leshing what both sides will be bringing to the bargaining table. good morning, i'm eun yang. >> good morning, i'm joe krebs. it's thursday, the 7th day of july, take a look outside this morning. humid already. 73 degrees. at 6:00. tom is here for a look at our forecast for today. another summer day. >> we've had some fog quickly forming here over the last few minutes, and it's rather thick. in fact there's the view from the tower camera 300 feet up. i just went out and looked at the tower and the top of the tower disappears into the fog. that's the view from 300 feet elevation of the tower from our sky watcher camera, trying to find the sun. it is up now. there's a clear sky over the fog. and we have temperatures in the low and mid 70s flout much of the region. right now, 74 at reagan national. and you can see that light fog and haze over the potomac river. now, we ought to have some sunshine. by midmorning and the fog should be pretty much gone and we'll be near 80 midmorning. and near 90 b
start coming out here saturday morning. wendy, back to you. >> all right. going to be a big season, we hope. thanks, elaine. there are a number of new faces in that camp today. the skins just acquired josh wilson, ex-jets new york quarterback, clemmons, donte stallworth, jabbar gaffney, and defensive tackle, barry cofield. initially we heard that brandon stokley agreed to sign, but according to his agent, he has now changed his mind. the big story yesterday, of course, was not who is coming on to the redskins, but who is leaving. donovan mcnabb. they dealt their former quarterback to the minnesota vikings for a sixth round pick in next year's draft, and they could get another pick in the future based on mcnabb's performance in the coming season. >>> all right. what's it going to be like there out at camp and across our area? it's not looking real clear and crisp out there, tom, it's looking kind of gross. >> you don't want to be wearing a helmet and pads in temperatures around 100 degrees. that's what it's going to be like tomorrow. but today we've got a glorious summer day underway. t
that combines cuts with new revenue. >> the president said he prefers a big package, we all do. >> pay up. stop this millionaire protection ring that's operating right now. >> president obama is pushing congress to reach a deal within two weeks on raising the nation's borrowing limit, as well. the deadline would work out a debt limit deal -- working for that deal is august 2nd. >>> we're following breaking news in malaysia. police stormed a kindergarten class and subdued a man who had taken 30 students and teachers hostage. all the hostages are safe now, after the nearly seven-hour standoff with police. the man held the children with a machete on the top floor of the two-floor building. >>> 5:08 is the time. who says the iphone and ipad has a major flaw? ♪ mmm. oh gosh. oh dear. big deal. you're delicious. so what. i've got news for you. there's no such thing... ...as a bear sheriff. you think i'm afraid of you? hey what? you don't have to be mean to the cake. i do. you don't. i do. just eat yoplait light. they have great flavors like... boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake. even though i w
demanding no deal on the debt without big cuts. >> we're here because the american people told us overwhelmingly, cut the spending, cut the debt. >> reporter: in fact, americans are divided. 55% of the usa today poll said spend ning is problem, 55% in the nbc news poll said not hiking the debt ceiling is a serious problem. president obama says both issues could get fixed by the gang of six. more than 50 senators from both political parties attended today's gang of six meeting up here. that's a positive sign. now, getting the details worked out in time to beat the august 2nd deadline, that is plan a. >>> robert gates has signed a two-book deal. the publishing group says gates agreed to write a memoir and a work on leadership. gates stepped down july 1st after serving as defense second for 4.5 years, he was first hired by george w. bush and continued serving under president obama. >>> new york city's going to hold a lottery for couples who want to get married on sunday. it's the first day same sex marriages will be legal there. lawmakers approved gay marriage last month. couples can
's why. big area of high pressure. there's a big strong upper ridge. this is just a heat pump that will continue. and the bad news is, this goes into at least thursday. in fact, jet stream guns up a little further into canada so that heat will be creeping up north as the ridge intensifies. we don't see this breaking down at least until the weekend. so the mid section of the country is going to continue to bake the northeast gets a little bit of a break as we head on into the next 72 hours. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather information on known criminals. the allegations appearing in th
, sunday, and monday. big story, though, just heat and humidity. afternoon highs each day up around 90. and morning lows right near 70 degrees. and throughout the day, you can follow my forecast on twitter, along with the latest weather, science, and nature news. that is the way it looks. aaron? >> all right. thanks a lot, tom. >> okay. >>> still ahead on "news 4 midday," we have seen him grow up on the big screen in the harry potter films. now the actor is admitting to breaking a dangerous habit. >>> and spider bites, most are harmless, but there are dangers you need to be aware of. @@@@@@ú@ >>> together! >> harry potter start daniel radcliffe says no more drinking alcohol. the 21-year-old says he started drinking heavily while filming the sixth harry potter film in 2009 and even became dependent on it to have a good time. he says instead of cutting out, he cut it out altogether, preferring to stay home and read a book. the saga of harry potter ends on thursday with the worldwide premiere of "harry potter and the deathly hallows" part 2, the final movie in the series. >>> thousands o
, failing to use the crosswalk. we will be talking to her exclusively this morning. >>> the big 40, the milestone birthday that makes people squirm. but now some women are seizing the day and giving it a brand new meaning. we're going to explore that further. >>> let's begin with the latest on that deadly shooting rampage in norway. nbc's martin fletcher is in oslo this morning. martin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. anders breivik is in court right now being arraigned on charges of terrorism. meanwhile here at oslo cathedral, this has become the center of mourning. this drama is just what the confessed killer wants, christian war to defend europe against muslim domination. at noon local time today all of norway paused for a minute silence in memory of the victims who died for one man's obsession. ♪ and at sunday's memorial in the oslo cathedral, king harold and queen sonya cried with their people. a nation shocked, listening with horror to the survivors of the massacre. >> he looked like a police officer. he had all the clothes and the gun and everything. >> it was lik
>> good morning, tracee. thank you. >>> this say big mess, the tyson's corner area of virginia. having the beltway shut down this time of morning, not to bad. later, it's going to be a huge problem. i would suggest outer loop of the beltway, you may want to consider taking route 123, connecting back on to 66, and then continuing further on the outer loop of the beltway. again, i'm going to keep tracking and watching this for you, and hopefully they can get these power lines up very soon. also on the beltway in maryland, your lanes are open. it's looking pretty good for you. it's a smooth ride this morning. checking out 395 north at glebe road, so far no accidents or delays for you. and checking out the key bridge, it is a smooth ride thus far. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. joe and aaron? >> and tom is here to talk about the continuing heat. >>> another day above 0i90 but t quite as hot as yesterday and maybe less humid. you're going to gradually be getting less humid as the day progresses. as we get into the late afternoon hours, we have an isolated thunderst
stallworth. >> the big news has been the trade of donovan mcnabb. the skins made it official yesterday. they dealt their former quarterback to the minnesota vikings for a sixth-round pick in next year's draft. they could get another pick in the future, based on mcnabb's performance in the coming season. >>> head coach mike shanahan is already at redskins park this morning and the players should be arriving within the next few hours. >> and news4's elaine reyes is out in ashburn with more, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, joe and eun, coach shanahan arrived around 5:30 this morning and right now we're seeing mostly coaches and support staff arrive. players will start to trickle in in just a little bit. you mentioned some new faces. we're also expected to see some old faces as well. albert haynesworth is still on the roster. and he is expected to report to training camp later today. practice doesn't open for fans until saturday. there are 11 open practices for fans between saturday and august 15th. the scheduled start, about 8:30 in the morning and will last about two hour
this proposal. >>> a big crowd is gathering in palm desert, california to say they're final farewell to betty ford. funeral services are just now getting underway. earlier today, main roads leading to the church were shutdown, and security was beefed up. michelle obama and three former first ladies are among the dignitaries paying their respects. those coming out say mrs. ford and her courageous battles with her very private issues from breast cancer to drug and alcohol addiction inspired her lasting legacy. >>> still ahead, 24 hours later, crews are working to repair the gas line. the unexpected snag. what it could mean for your commute. >>> disturbing allegations of sexual abuse at a little girl's birthday party. a local councilmember's husband is facing charges. >>> summertime means no homework and staying up late for the kids. one local county may be changing that. who's considering a curfew and why you could get in trouble if your children break the rules. not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.
's already dead. that's a big lie. >> reporter: on wednesday, casey's parents, cindy and george left home again with nothing to say publicly. the anthony family has received death threats. while outside of the courthouse, mike estherly put a sign in her window that reads "baby killer". >> how can she be free after she killed her baby. >> reporter: most protesters are venting anger, there's always a possibility one could act out, targeting tanthony family, including casey when she's released or the 12 jurors. >> some of them will be vetted and found out and people will know who they are and they're terrified of that coming out. >> it's unclear when casey is released either today or ever if she'll earn money off of her notoriety. to that end, the state has filed a motion to tax her if she is earning any profits after this. there is a law in florida that allows the prosecution to recover the costs from the investigation and the prosecution and those costs easily exceed $1 million. >> kerry sanders, kerry, interesting point. mark lipman is george and cindy anthony's attorney. good morning to
's projected to cut more, $917 billion over ten years. >> it is a test. this is a big step trying to get control of our deficit and our debt. >> reporter: in an interview for brian williams for a sunday special, "taking the hill inside congress," boehner played down a lot of opposition from his own members. >> mr. speaker, is it fair to say you have a bit of a rebellion on your hands? or do you feel -- >> i have a little bit of rebellion on my hands every day. it comes with the territory. >> you're not worry? >> never let them see you sweat. >> reporter: the speaker is getting heat from democrats too. 50 signed a letter saying they would block the plan because it would force us once again to face the threat of defaulting in five or six months. harry reid wants to kill the boehner bill and get one of his own. >> i'm disappointed bohnev eed . good person. he's painted himself in a corner. >> reporter: they played this film clip from ben affleck's movie to fire up their members. then upset democrats jumped at the chance to show it again. >> going to hurt some people. >> this is a political
thundershower, but after that, the big form will be in the form of lower humidity and cooler temperatures. we'll talk about that, the relo at the rest of the week and weekend and more, coming up in just a little bit. >>> metro is apologizing for delays and inconveniences caused by the heat wave. it got so hot some of the metal tracks expanded. when that happens, the rail loses its alignment. as a precaution, red line trains from silver spring to tacoma park were forced to share a single track. crews spent the night trying to reset the rails back to the proper alignment. >>> two teens are in the hospital after they were hit crossing the the street to get to a festival. this happened last night on richey highway in maryland. they were working to the early heights carnival. crews airlifted the 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old young man to baltimore shock trauma in critical condition. they were not in a crosswalk. the car that hit them stayed on the scene. >>> your time right now is 11:07. coming up this morning, right now lawmakers on capitol hill holding a hearing to talk about airport secur
injected clemens with steroids and human growth hormone. there were some big names on the possibly witness list including barry bonds and mark mcguire and clemens' manager and joy torre. right now, jury selection continues. potential jurors are being asked about their knowledge of the witness. the judge in this case is hoping to have a jury selected today. >>> right now, president obama is pressing consciousal leaders to bend in their debt negotiations. the president is meeting with top leaders of both parties at the white house this hour. according to "the washington post," he'll propose democrats accept major changes to social security and medicare. in change, the president will ask republicans to move off their no new taxes position. eric cantor says he's willing to trade some loopholes for other compromises. >> president insinuated that is a priority for him to plug the corporate jet loophole and i said, fine, plug the loophole, just make sure there's off setting texse setting tax cuts somewhere else. >> president obama is also pushing congress to reach a deal within two weeks to raise
night, another fan almost takes a big fall trying to catch a baseball. >>> and hakeem dermish is at the >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the assassination of the brother of afghan president hamid karzai. all the sources and countries around the world are not necessarily believing that. he was the younger half brother of the afghan president, he was extremely influential in southern afghanistan, but very controversial too. karzai was rumored to be involved with the opium trade. karzai helped nato forces bring local leaders and the taliban to the negotiating table. he was shot and killed at home today by his bodyguard. the taliban has claimed responsibility for that attack as noted. but there is skepticism about whether or not they really had anything to do with it. >>> president obama met with congressional leaders late this afternoon in another effort to reach a deal on the nation's debt limit. republicans proposed a short term deal, it runs out when the president's term expires. steve handlesman reports. >>> as republicans turned up the heat on him, president ob
. >> it's going to cause a big problem. and i most definitely will be running late for work and dropping my kids off. so it's going to be a major problem. >> i wish they would get this intersection cleaned up. it makes me feel like my car is going to fall apart every time i drive over it. >> reporter: the closure kicked in after rush hour this morning, and will remain in effect until 5:00 a.m. monday. blocked will be about 100 feet of road on either side of pennsylvania avenue. traffic is expected to be bad. if you've got another way to get around, you'll want to do that, at least for the next few days. there is still two-way traffic on pennsylvania avenue, and no other intersections are affected. now, if they finish the work before 5:00 a.m. on monday morning, they'll open the lanes early. in southeast, megan mcgrath, news4. >>> coming up next on news4 at 5:00, a enough new family moves into a local neighborhood and no one is happy about it. these are black bears spotted roaming the streets. >> elizabeth smart captured headlines after being kidnapped at knifepoint from her bedroom. toni
's family called him a big bear, killed while trying to save his friends. some of the victims were immigrants or children of immigrants, people hated so much by the killer, 32-year-old anders breivik. he used bullets to explode inside the body. they said they had never seen so much destruction. survivors are traumatized. >> i knew it was over. i knew this was, i'm going to die now. >> reporter: adrian, 21 years old. >> screamed out that he was going to kill us all that this was the day that we must dionne. >> reporter: adrian was shot in the neck and shoulder. he played dead. and anders breivik moved on. most of the teenagers had cell phones and called home. anguished parents called the police, and some texted their children throughout the ordeal. the first message from judy, 16 years old, mummy, tell the police to come quick. people are dying here. her mother couldn't leave the kitchen table. she answered, the police know. they've had many calls. give a sign of life every five minutes. julie, we are in fear of our lives. mother, i understand. stay hidden. as minutes dragged by and
that it's summer we're stuck in an active and persistent summer pattern with a big ridge of high pressure entrenched over the middle part of the country. the good news is we have relief on the way for the northeast by the end of the week. the jet stream and cooler air comes in from the north. however, by the time we head into the weekend that heat, the 90s and the triple digits, building back into the northern plains so no relief in sight at all for much of the south, in particular, the southern plains and, ann, keep in mind we're coming up on what's typically the hottest time of the year and that's july. >> thanks for the warning. >>> in washington, where the prospect of a major deal on raising the debt ceiling and fix the country's budget problems seems to be slipping away. chief white house correspondent chuck todd now joins us. chuck? >> reporter: ann, it wasn't the heat, it was the debt ceiling here in washington. lots of heated rhetoric. it got ugly and even a bizarre proposal in congress that could be a back doorway to solve the crisis. here's the president in an interview with cbs
into the 60s. meanwhile, we have a big cluster of showers and storms in the upper midwest and the cloud cover from that is drifting over our region. that will begin to move in later this afternoon. there's only a small chance of maybe a passing thundershower out in the mountains later today as the storms dissipate. but generally drift off to the east, passing north of us. and there's the washington monument under this mostly clear sky now. our sunrise is at 6:05. by 9:00 with the high clouds coming in, we'll be in the low 80s. partly sunny by noon time, the upper 80s and mostly cloudy by the afternoon. but before then we should make it into the low 90s and it will be a bit more humid today. here's your night planner for this thursday evening. it will be a warm and mostly cloudy evening. we'll be in the 80s from 7:00 until late evening. by midnight. we may be dipping into the upper 70s by then. a look at the big heat building for tomorrow. i'll tell you how hot it may get on friday, that will be coming up in ten minutes and look at the weekend. and now daniella, how's traffic? >> traffic is gr
have been a big mess, it looks like we avoided a lot of mess this morning. i'm tracee wilkins live in tyson's corner. back to you in the studio, joe. >> thanks very much, tracee. >>> today one of the men arrested during a protest calling for d.c. statehood will have his day in court. keith silver is expected to stand trial on misdemeanor charges. the ward 6 commissioner is accused of disorderly conduct and blocking passage for his actions during the april demonstration. mayor vincent gray and other city leaders were also arrested during that protest. silver's supporters are planning a rally outside the courthouse today. >>> meanwhile, a house committee will debate today on legislation that will dictate in part how the district can spend its money. the house committee on rules will consider the 2012 d.c. appropriations bill. another house committee approved an appropriations bill last month that includes few spending restrictions. d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton warns the upcoming floor debate on the bill could lead to additional restrictions or riders. >>> for the fourth time i
with another update. >> danella, thank you very much. >>> still ♪ mmm. oh gosh. oh dear. big deal. you're delicious. so what. i've got news for you. there's no such thing... ...as a bear sheriff. you think i'm afraid of you? hey what? you don't have to be mean to the cake. i do. you don't. i do. just eat yoplait light. they have great flavors like... boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake. even though i work here, i've lost weight. wow. yeah. carry on. (announcer) 28 delicious flavors at around 100 calories each. >>> a woman charged with killing her coworker in bethesda in montgomery county will be in court today. brittany norwood is accused of killing jana murphy at the lululemon store back in march. police say she killed murray after a fight after murray found suspected stolen items in norwood's handbag. norwood then tried to hide the murder by tying herself up and blaming at tack on two masked men. the store reopened last month. >>> later this month, a potomac man jailed in cuba will appeal his conviction in the highest court. 62-year-old allen gross is serving ten years for crimes
distinctly remember looking at a woman with her hair in a curly pony tail, curly big hair, wondering why she wasn't being accosted as well. >> they responded by saying they take any potential racism charge seriously, but they say they are confident the alleged hair search was the case of officers being thorough during security searches. >>> coming up tonight, a new weather scare for the space shuttle "atlantis" just a few days before its final launch. >> america is getting fatter. we'll see how our region shapes up compared to the rest of the country. >>> and after all these storms, the weekend looking pretty good. ♪ [ woman ] sam begged and pleaded... so i sent him to camp. we'd earned lots of points with our new citi thankyou card... and i put them to good use. he told me about his bunkmates, and how he signs up for every activity. ♪ he even hangs out with the camp director. just like that. [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> there's a report out today that america's waistline conti
. we're going to make a crisp. a crisp sounds great, but mine end up flat like a big, mushy cookie. >> the trick is to use cold butter. we're going to start with flour. >> okay. >> and cinnamon. >> mmmm. >> and then the brown sugar. and we want to combine those first. now i'm going to cut the cold fat into that. keep it surrounded by the flour, so it doesn't become a paste. time for the fruit. so we have two quarts of washed and picked over blueberries. what. >> do we add to those? >> some white sugar and you could use brown again. >> okay. >> a little bit of lemon juice. >> this is the easiest summer fruit dessert i have ever seen. >> everybody loves this stuff. >> i love it. >> and bake it for about an hour until it's bubbly. more for the family -- maybe if you were having a dinner party, you would do small ones, individual. >> individual ones with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. perfect. >>> what's next? >> we're going to make a granita, a nice frozen dessert, would you tell us an ice cream maker. >> no ice cream maker. >> we're using cucumber, lemon basil and agaffy. you could us
-term power to raise the debt ceiling. postponing the big debate on spending and taxes. >> yeah, everybody understands stupid, that's what i think of that idea. you don't turn over this authority unilaterally to the president. it's a duck and cover so the members don't have to take a tough vote. >> but many democrats like the mcconnell plan. >> i commend him for his thoughtful and unique proposal. >> reporter: that's the new focus of talks at the white house. but bigger is better, said an obama spokesman. the president still prefers the so-called big deal, the long-term deal. think about ten years with major cuts in spending and tax hikes. live at the white house, i'm steve handelsman, news4. dorene, back to you. >> it seems to get more complicated every day, steve. >> reporter: without a solution close, dorene. >> indeed. steve handelsman at the white house, thank you. >>> opening statements today in the perjury trial of former baseball star roger clemens. he's accused of lying under oath to congress in 2008 about his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. his former trainer says tha
injected steroids into clemens. there are some big names on the potential witness list, including barry bonds and mark mcgwire and clemens' manager and gm in new york, joe torre. >>> the washington nationals aren't just one of the hottest teams in baseball, they're also one of the most exciting. look at this. >> oh, my goodness! just glad everybody's okay. >> ramos missed the sign for a suicide squeeze last night, and swung away with teammate michael morse sprinting home from third base. fortunately, ramos fouled the ball back and missed morse, who was about ten feet away from the plate. here's the kicker. they tried it again, at the same at-bat and they were successful that time. ramos executed a nice bunt, and morse scored what turned out to be the game-winning run. the nats went on to beat the chicago cubs 5-4. >> he almost got scalped. so good thing it worked the second time. my goodness. >> worse than a baseball in the teeth. >> i know. could be bad. >> it could be bad. 4:51 now. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. are we getting some rain? i think we need it now. >> yeah, yeah
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